Meet the team

The experts ready to support you.

Open source cloud collaboration is our passion at Nextcloud GmbH and we have built a great team of experts around it. Our engineers, designers and support professionals work as an integral part of the wider Nextcloud community to give customers direct access to the most advanced, in-depth knowledge they need for their success.

Management

Frank Karlitschek

Chief Executive Officer
Founder | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Frank founded the ownCloud project in 2010 to put home users and enterprises back in control of their data. To bring file sync and share technology to the next level and better align to the needs of users and customers he founded Nextcloud in 2016 and has been tirelessly working to realize his vision ever since.

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Andreas Rode

Chief Commercial Officer
Sales and Partnerships | Lives in Hannover, Germany

Andreas studied Economics and has 20 years experience in Business Development, Partner- and Sales Management. Andreas worked for companies like Oracle, EMC, Yahoo and Google and also for start ups in the Cloud Computing and Online Marketing space.

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Jos Poortvliet

Director Communications
Co-founder, Marketing and Communication | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Jos graduated in Psychology from the University of Utrecht and handled project and service level management at Royal Bank of Scottland, KPN and the Dutch Department of Education. He has over a decade open source marketing and PR experience, being active in the KDE community for over a decade and working as Community Manager for several companies including SUSE Linux.

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Jocelyne Royer

Director Marketing
Marketing | Lives in Berlin, Germany

With her experience across diverse sectors such as SaaS, telecommunications, and luxury automotive, Jocelyne emerges as a strategic marketing leader with a versatile background. During her journey she made contributions to global agency networks as well as brands and built a deep understanding of marketing, media, and brand development. With a keen eye for innovation she leads our Marketing team towards achieving ambitious targets.

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Oliver Blind-Galties

Sales Director
Sales team | Lives in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Oliver has a degree in technical economics and 16 years of experience in the IT/Software industry, in different roles ranging from Sales, to Project Management, Product Owner as well as Service and Managing Director and in different verticals as well: HR IT, logistics IT and eCommerce.

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Andy Scherzinger

Director Engineering
Software engineering and delivery | Lives in Frankfurt, Germany

Andy graduated in Applied Business in Computer Science and has more than 15 years of experience in delivering custom software solutions and IT consulting to customers. He worked for companies like msg systems and Capgemini supporting enterprises and startups in various industries like telecommunication, travel, logistics and finance with a focus on building software-systems, -platforms and -factories.

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Patrick Walther

Head of Finance
Accounting and finance | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Patrick was co-founder of struktur AG in 2000, responsible for sales and finance. He held several sales and marketing positions at IBM and Oracle, adding up to more than two decades of experience in the IT industry.

Dietlinde Lutsch

Head of Human Resources
Talent management | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Dietlinde has degrees in Public Management and Business Administration and has been working for over a decade in human resources with a focus on recruitment in the UK and in Germany. She is passionate about supporting Nextclouds´ biggest asset – our people, and about bringing new talents into our team.

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Account management

Vanessa Steeg

Account Management team lead
Sales and project management | Lives in Dresden, Germany

Vanessa's experience ranges from project management and sales to graphic design, legal, marketing and communication.

Fabian Liedtke

Sales manager DACH
Sales and Partnerships | Lives in Hamburg, Germany

Fabian worked for various industries always close to the customer and has been in the IT industry now for several years with a focus on customer relationship management. He is passionate about innovative and new technologies and his primary goal is to help our customers to fulfill their vision.

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Fyruz Binte Wahid

Account manager
Sales | Lives in Heilbronn, Germany

Fyruz did her post-graduate in International Business & Intercultural Management at the University of Heilbronn. She worked as key account manager in various IT startups and is driven to help the customers with the best suited solution.

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Benoit Penicaut

Senior Key Account Manager
Sales and Partnerships | Toulouse, France

Benoit holds an International Business degree from the University of Alberta, Southampton Solent University, and Montpellier Business School. Benoit has over 15 years of experience in Sales Management and worked as a Project Deployment Lead at companies such as Airbus.

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Cristina Nagavciuc

Account manager
Sales | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Cristina lives in Stuttgart and has a background in business development, mostly in the SaaS industry. Her primary focus was customer success and lead generation but she has experience in marketing as well. She is fond of modern tech and tries to bring it closer to organisations in order to streamline their business.

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Bilgin Semiz

Senior Key account manager
Sales team | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Bilgin has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and more than 20 years of experience in Sales and Business Development. His determination, creativity and passion for business set him up for success in top global technology companies like Microsoft and Apple where he's grown teams, developed integral solutions and adapted to constantly changing situations and environments.

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Viktoria Elvert

Senior key account manager
Sales and Account Management | Lives in Karlsruhe, Germany

Viktoria studied business administration and learned Spanish living in Mexico for a while. She has over 7 years of sales experience and has a strong focus on finding the perfect fit for the needs of the customer.

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Patrick Plaehn

Account manager
Key Account Manager | Lives in Boston, USA

Pat brings a vibrant blend of expertise and positive energy to the field. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management/Philosophy, his technology career began in the dynamic Silicon Valley. Since, he spent over 20 years in business development and sales for early stage software companies in the US & Europe.

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Aaron Martin

Account manager
Sales team | Lives in Cardiff, Wales, UK

Aaron has a degree in Business and Management from Swansea University and 4 years sales experience in the compliance industry, helping clients satisfy government regulations. He is passionate about ensuring that our clients have the most streamlined and efficient solution possible and enjoys surfing in his leisure time.

Sandra Makhaya

Account manager
Sales | Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa

Sandra is a results-driven Account Manager with a track record of cultivating and maintaining strong client relationships. Her background in sales development and customer retention helps her understand the unique requirements of our customers. Sandra likes to learn about technology and to deliver tailored solutions. Outside work, she enjoys hiking, music and writing.

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Edeltraut Bobb

Account manager
Business administration | Lives in Hawaii, USA

Edeltraut studied business administration and has over 13 years experience in domestic, international sales and the open source community. She believes customer satisfaction is based on bringing great customer service, delivered by a caring and friendly person, promptly, with the support of a practical problem-solving process. Edeltraut provides excellent administrative support to our sales team and to any busy sales operation.

Markus Windecker

Senior Partner Manager
Sales and partnerships | Lives in Altensteig, Germany

Markus has over 19 years experience as Account and Partner manager at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Aruba.

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Arthur Augé

Account manager
Account Manager | Lives in Toulouse, France

Arthur is a graduate of Polytech Grenoble's engineering program with several years' experience in IT services and the healthcare industry. As a former professional athlete, Arthur understands the value of teamwork and collaboration. He also has a keen interest in emerging technology.

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Marcel Warchaftig

Account manager
Sales | Lives in Peißenberg, Germany

Marcel has experience in SAP Health Care with a focus on solution sales for module downtime. Prior to healthcare, he worked in the financial industry where he successfully managed the transition from B2C to B2B sales. He also gained experience as an entrepreneur, so he understands challenges and needs from different perspectives and industries. Outside work Marcel is a keen sports enthusiast and loves to travel with his family.

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Sales engineering

Marcel Scherello

Sales Engineer
Consulting and Sales | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Marcel has over 20 years of international project experience in Asia, North America and Europe, focusing on business warehouse as well as application and service management for large SAP implementations. He prioritizes customer satisfaction, reliability, and scalability. As the owner of Audioplayer and Analytics, Marcel is also a longstanding member of the Nextcloud community.

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Björn Schießle

PreSales Lead
Co-founder, Consulting and Sales | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Björn is a computer scientist, graduated at the University of Stuttgart. He conducted research in the area of cloud robotics before he joined a private cloud community project in 2012 and later co-founded Nextcloud. Björn has a deep knowledge about all technical and legal aspects of Free and Open Source Software. After working for several years as a software engineer he became a sales engineer, using his in-depth knowledge to provide the best possible solutions to our customers.

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João Cortez

Sales Engineer
Sales and Customer Relationships | Lives in Taubaté - Brazil

João has been working since 1997 with infrastructure. His main expertise is in Unix (IBM AIX/Solaris/HP-UX) and Linux. He's happy in physical, virtual and cloud environments and has experience with global companies and in the banking sector.

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Bastian Derigs

Sales Engineer
Sales Engineer | Lives in Cologne, Germany

Bastian holds a degree in Business Informatics. He worked as a Solution Architect in public authorities, before joining our Sales Engineering Team. Bastians strong suit is defining requirements and developing solutions, as well as preparing Proof of Concepts (PoCs). Beyond work he finds joy in programming to solve personal challenges and experimenting with new technologies.

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Alexander Müller

Sales Engineer
Sales Engineer | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Alexander is a long-time promoter of free, open source software and digital sovereignty. He is eager to help our customers fulfill their needs and use cases. When not working at Nextcloud, he is the IT responsible at a school in Berlin.

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Sebastian Möbus

Sales Engineer
Presales | Wiesbaden, Germany

Sebastian studied computer science at the university of applied sciences in Wiesbaden. He is Prince2 and Itil3 certified and has over 14 years experience in consulting and technical pre-sales under his belt, designing customized solutions in the area of business software and cloud services. He has a wide range of interests with a main focus on IT in everyday life like home automation and is passionate about pool billiards

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Maxime Le Héricy

Sales Engineer
Sales and Customer Relationships | Lives in France

Maxime holds a general engineering master degree. He started his career as a process engineer in the industry, before shifting to IT. He aims to provide his customers with secure, quality and highly-reliable systems or products, in an efficient way. A good listener and interested in complex problem solving, Maxime is dedicated to help customers succeed in their projects.

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Marketing

Viktor Nagornyy

Marketing Manager
Marketing | Lives in Montreal, Canada

Viktor holds a degree in Photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has 14 years of experience as a marketing consultant. In his role at Nextcloud he focusses on generating leads and strengthening our presence and visibility in the North American market. A passionate open-source advocate and contributor, he is a volunteer at the ClassicPress Initiative, helping maintain ClassicPress CMS.

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Marija Puselja

Branding and PR Team Lead
PR and design | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Marija hold’s a master's degree in Journalism and Public Relations. She mostly finds her inspiration in the strength of visual delivery of information through photography, as much as she admires the creativity of witty and intelligent writing and finally, a well-executed layout and design.

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Peter Mocanu

Web Designer
Web design and graphics | Lives in Ingolstadt, Germany

Peter is a passionate web and graphic designer, with a special focus on WordPress and great attention to details like responsive design and SEO. He is responsible for maintaining, updating and optimizing our website. In his free time he loves travelling, discovering new things and cultivating new hobbies such as photography.

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Brent Gervais

Marketing Manager North America
Marketing | Lives in Canada

Brent loves exploring people, through conversations as podcasting host and previously as a professional photographer. He is an avid Linux and open source advocate, co-hosting LINUX Unplugged - the World's foremost Linux podcast - and Brunch With Brent, featuring long-form conversations with key personalities in the Linux and open source community.

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Alba Mayoral

Regional Marketing Manager
Marketing and Communication | Lives in Munich, Germany

Alba has more than 10 years of experience in the creation and development of communication and marketing strategies. Her passion for building a better place to live leads her to enjoy what she does and take it as a mission. For the last 5 years she has been mentoring recent university graduates and conducts workshops related with leadership and branding. She is committed to creativity and empathy as a key part of her work.

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Fabrice Mous

Lead Generation Team Lead
Lead generation and SEO | lives in Houten, Netherland

Fabrice started his career at Dutch central government where he helped executing the Dutch policy for open standards and open source software. Later on Fabrice worked as a sales consultant, manager and entrepreneur in several domains. He developed a profound love for marketing, automation and search engine marketing and worked as a digital marketing specialist on marketing automation and inbound marketing projects.

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Mikaela Schneider

Content marketing
Stories and writing | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Mikaela has a master's degree in Global Business and much experience in writing and marketing in the IT sector. Originally from the USA, she's been living on and off in Europe since 2016 due to her love for traveling and discovering new cultures. She completed an internship in Germany at TeamViewer as a CMS & Translation intern.

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Estelle Bachacou

Marketing Manager
Marketing | Lives in Biarritz, France

Estelle holds an MBA in brand management. With over a decade of experience as a Brand and Marketing manager in various industries and through her own company, Estelle is passionate about developing innovative strategies and creating memorable and creative brand experience. Fluent in French, Spanish and English, Estelle thrives in collaborative environments and is ready to contribute to our impactful project.

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Maija Lahdenkauppi

Marketing Manager
Marketing | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Maija earned her degree in International Business in Finland and then gained 3 years abroad experience in the Netherlands. She specializes in digital marketing, emphasizing organized, structured, and data-driven approaches. She also is passionate about leveraging social media to enhance brand engagement and reach and loves the energy of Berlin.

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Mikhail Korotaev

Marketing Manager
Marketing | Lives in Tbilisi, Georgia

Mikhail holds a master's degree in Global Business. With a background and experience in Public Relations and Marketing within the collaborative software industry, he specializes in crafting impactful narratives. Mikhail's creativity is complemented by a personal passion for visual arts and design.

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Dereck Castellon

Marketing Manager
Illustrations & animations | Lives in Fürstenwalde, Germany

Dereck brings over a decade of experience in the creative industry, specializing in storytelling through animation, illustration, and design. Drawing inspiration from both digital and print media worldwide, he continually hones his craft. In his free time, Dereck is dedicated to sharpening his drawing skills.

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Neha Mishra

Marketing manager
Lead geneneration | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

With an MBA from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Neha has over half a decade experience in sales and marketing roles in SaaS and healthcare. She is passionate about developing and implementing marketing strategies and working with customers.

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Sébastien Ramombordes

Marketing Manager France
Marketing | Lives in Mimizan, France

Sébastien is responsible for our Marketing in French language regions. After studying film making and international business, Sébastien obtained a Master's degree in Business Management. He has more than 20 years of experience in marketing in various sectors ranging from IT to electronic components in France and abroad.

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Back office

Alexandra Boehm

Accountant
Accounting and finance | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Experienced Accountant and Office Manager with a long history of working in the computer software industry.

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Engineering and support

Christoph Wurst

Groupware Team Lead
Front-end, Two-factor Authentication and Mail | Lives in Hadres, Austria

Christoph has been working on the Nextcloud code base since 2014. He has a master's degree in Software Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

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Daphne Muller

Manager alliances, ecosystem & support
Customer satisfaction and process coordination Lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Daphne graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology and gained work experience in consultancy, teaching, and various tech start-ups. She conducts academic research in Human-Computer Interaction about privacy and data minimisation. As support lead, she evolves the support process to improve customer and developer happiness.

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Jan C. Borchardt

Design Team Lead
Co-founder, Simplicity & Ease of Use | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Jan-Christoph is responsible for design on Nextcloud with a decade of experience in the project. He pushes forward better design in open source through founding and contributing to several projects, giving talks, working with universities, and fostering the Open Source Design collective.

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Joas Schilling

Talk Team Lead
Co-founder, Security, Server and Talk | lives near Stuttgart, Germany

Joas has been involved in open source since 2006, being a core member of the phpBB™ developer team and has been working on Nextcloud code since late 2013. He graduated from the University of Stuttgart and is the Team Lead of Nextcloud's WebRTC chat and video solution Nextcloud Talk.

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Julius Härtl

Office Team Lead
Office and productivity | Lives in Würzburg, Germany

Julius is involved in the Nextcloud community since the beginning, working on frontend and backend development of the server and apps like Deck. He is currently doing his master's degree in computer science at the University of Würzburg.

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Tobias Kaminsky

Client lead
Android Client | Lives in Langen, Germany

Tobias studied Sports and Computer Science in Darmstadt, is an experienced Java/Scala engineer and has a background in database development at a research institute for applied training science. He has been contributing to the Android app since 2013.

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Alex Zolotov

Software Engineer
Desktop Client | Brovary, Ukraine

Alex has a master's degree in computer science. He worked in the gaming industry on well-known game franchises doing C++ and ActionScript but also freelanced while traveling through South East Asia in a variety of front-end and back-end work with JS, and even more with C++ and Qt. He's into cyberpunk and 80's heavy metal.

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Anna Larch

Software Engineer
Groupware | Innsbruck, Austria

Anna gained her BSc at University of Central Lancashire and worked for a few companies, most recently Barracuda.

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Arthur Schiwon

Software Engineer
Co-founder, LDAP and Comments | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Arthur Schiwon has been working on the Nextcloud code base since 2010, developing state of the art user management and directory support. Before he has been SEO project manager at construktiv and was active in the Kubuntu community, still being a Free and Open Source Software enthusiast and privacy activist.

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Barthélémy Briand

Software Engineer
Server, contacts, front-end and accessibility | Lives in France

Barthélémy is a software engineer specialized in front-end development. He cares about simplicity and ease of use and likes to create a smooth user experience for everyone. He has been part of the contacts and design team since 2016.

Stephan Orbaugh

Software Engineer
Files Team Lead || Lives in Munich, Germany

Stephan is a a full-stack web developer with enthusiasm for new technologies. As team lead he is hands-on and solution focussed.
Before joining Nextcloud, Stephan collected 12 years of experience in eCommerce. Outside work he loves spending time with his family and doing sports.

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Brian Krause

Support Engineer
Spreed.ME, Customer Service | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Brian has a degree as IT-Systemkaufmann, decades of professional experience in IT Customer Service, Support and Sales and joined Struktur AG in 2010 as Customer Care representative. As first contact person for Nextcloud, Struktur AG and Spreed he makes sure you get the best possible support.

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Camila San Martin Ayres

Software Engineer
Desktop client | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Camila is from Brazil and has worked as front-end developer, with C#, Java and even Delphi. She got into open source doing C++/Qt development in the KDE community. After moving to Germany she worked with PHP, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, Go and Drupal 7. She's now a desktop client developer at Nextcloud but just might do other things than C++ sometimes.

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Christopher Ng

Software Engineer
Front-end and back-end | Lives in Vancouver, Canada

Christopher is a software engineer who works across front-end and back-end technologies and enjoys dabbling in DevOps from time to time. He is a Canadian, an advocate of the open source software movement, and has a passion for lifelong learning.

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Claudio Cambra

Software Engineer
Desktop client | Lives in Málaga, Spain

Claudio is a KDE contributor with a Bachelor's degree in History and Master's degree in Digital Humanities from UCL, now studying a Master's in Computer Science from Peking University. In KDE he maintains the new Kalendar app and helps with documentation for Kirigami.

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Côme Chilliet

Software Engineer
Server, LDAP | Lives in Lyon, France

Côme is a back-end developer and Free Software lover and user. He has been working on PHP server code for more than 8 years. He is the official maintainer of the PHP LDAP module because no one else on earth wanted to do it.

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Daniel Calviño Sánchez

Software Engineer
Talk, front-end | Lives in Oviedo, Spain

Daniel has a master's degree in Computer Engineering. He has been developing all kind of free software projects for several years, including KDE applications, web applications, low-level Android components and even Linux kernel drivers, and now he is applying his experience and passion for free software in the front-end and testing areas of Nextcloud.

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Daniel Kesselberg

Software Engineer
Groupware and Server | lives near Darmstadt, Germany

Daniel has been contributing to Nextcloud for several years and worked as a software engineer for much longer.

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Greta Doçi

Software Engineer
Front-end | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Greta has finished her master studies in University of Tirana for Information and Communication Technology. She is an Albanian long-time Wikipedia contributor and Nextcloud advocate. She joined our front-end developer team after completing a joint internship with Wikimedia Deutschland and Nextcloud.

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Ivan Sein

Software Engineer
Talk and iOS | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Ivan graduated as CS engineer from the University of the Basque Country and is involved in Nextcloud Talk development since the beginning. He is also the principal author and maintainer of the Nextcloud Talk iOS app.

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Joachim Bauch

Software Engineer
WebRTC, Realtime Streaming, Telephony Interfacing Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Joachim graduated computer science in Stuttgart and has been committing to various open source projects for a long time, including Google's WebRTC project and was core developer for the Red5 streaming server between 2005 and 2008.

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Jonas Meurer

Software Engineer
Office Team and Collectives app | Lives in Germany

Jonas is a full stack developer with focus on PHP and Javascript. He's one of the authors of the Nextcloud Collectives app.

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Julia Kirschenheuter

Software Engineer
Groupware | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Julia studied Graphic Design in St. Petersburg and finished her master studies in Hochschule der Media in Stuttgart for audiovisual media. She loves software development and new technologies and has an open mind and a passion for our society.

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Julien Veyssier

Software Engineer
Office, full stack/app developer | Lives in Montpellier, France

Julien has a master's degree in computer science and does public research for 10 years as scientific computing engineer in biology and geographical data processing. He loves interactive maps, collaborative tools, and is passionate about the Free Software movement. He started contributing to the Nextcloud code base in 2015 and has developed 6 apps since then. He has much experience in data processing and computing optimization.

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Louis Chemineau

Software Engineer
Server and front-end | Lives in Lauris, France

Louis is a software engineer with a passion for new technologies and how they shape our society. He focuses his work on empowering citizens with and towards new technologies. One of the ways he does that is with flap which helps people self-host services like Nextcloud. Also, he is into climbing!

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Luka Trovic

Software Engineer
Office, full stack | Lives in Raska, Serbia

Luka is a full stack developer specialized in JavaScript and PHP. He has over 8 years of professional experience with software development.

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Marcel Hibbe

Software Engineer
Android Talk app | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Marcel has a master's degree in Geoinformation and Visualization at University of Potsdam and has been developing mapping web applications, working on routing and navigation related topics.

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Matthieu Gallien

Software Engineer
Desktop client | Lives in Chambéry, France

Matthieu is a passionate software engineer with over a decade of experience in the software industry, especially in the embedded software area. He is part of the team responsible for the desktop client and developing the open source Elisa music player in his free time in the KDE community.

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Marcel Klehr

Software Engineer
Office | Lives in Osnabrück, Germany

Marcel has been tinkering with computers since he was a teenager. He gained a Cognitive Science degree (involving Computer science, Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics) and is interested in Machine learning, music production and photography. He's been contributing to Nextcloud for many years.

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Marco Ambrosini

Software Engineer
Frontend and design | Lives in Barcelona, Spain

Marco is a front end developer that cares deeply about design and user experience. He is part of the talk and design teams.

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Marino Faggiana

Software Engineer
Apple iOS developer | Lives in Vicenza, Italy

Marino studied telecommunications in Vicenza. While studing engineering at Padua University he founded software company T.W.S. He is the principal author of Crypto Cloud, a popular iOS application which became the base for the Nextcloud iOS app. He is fond of microelectronics, telecommunications and information technology.

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Grigorii Shartsev

Software Engineer
Talk Team | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Grigorii is a passionate front-end engineer with a degree in computer sciences. With a history of teaching at the university and coaching children in competitive programming, he thrives on delving deep into technologies and optimizations, always trying to find the root of the problem. He gained development experience in research projects and startups before joining our Talk team.

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Max Wiehle

Software Engineer
Office, full stack / app developer | Lives in Germany

Max graduated in Physics in 2007 and has been working on free software projects ever since. He cares deeply about empowering community projects and social movements through usable tools fitting their needs. Within Nextcloud he's focusing on making collaboration as smooth as possible.

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Maxence Lange

Software Engineer
Server, full text search | Lives in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Maxence has extensive experience in PHP and Java/android development as well as database and network management. He is the principal author and maintainer of the Nextcloud full-text search apps and Circles.

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Nimisha Vijay

Designer
User experience and Interface design | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Nimisha is a user experience designer originally from India. She has a degree in engineering and has been contributing to Nextcloud design since late 2020. She is interested in the relationship we have with technology and the role of design in shaping it, and is passionate about ethical, democratic, and open-source software.

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Robin Appelman

Software Engineer
Co-founder, server, filesystem and scalability Lives in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Robin studied computer science and is highly experienced in scaling file storage and handling systems. He has been working on Nextcloud code since its earliest incarnation in 2010 and has, at one point or another, touched code in every corner.

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Richard Steinmetz

Software Engineer
Groupware | Lives in Dresden, Germany

Richard studies computer science and has been contributing since late 2020 to Nextcloud. He's passionate about open source and technology in general.

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Simon Lindner

Software Engineer
Server, UX and interface design | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Simon is working as Designer and Software Engineer for Nextcloud. He has a degree in architecture. His main interest is making Nextcloud and open-source software in general accessible to everyone and he has experience in ticket triaging, Frontend, Shell scripting, writing documentation, VMs, containers and server administration. Simon is the main maintainer of Nextcloud All-in-One (AIO) since 2021.

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Hamza Mahjoubi

Software developer
Groupware team

Hamza is finishing his bachelor's in computer science at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest with a state scholarship. He worked in educational technology for Instructure as a full-stack web developer and contributed to Forms App as part of his thesis.

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Alexander Piskun

Software Engineer
Integrations Team | Lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Alexander has a master's degree in computer science and has worked in the field of cybersecurity, developing optimized software for Windows and Linux. Geek, gamer, lover of the Python community and open-source code.

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Maksim Sukharev

Software Engineer
Talk Team | Lives in Stuttgart, Germany

Maksim is an oilfield engineer who graduated from Tomsk Polytechnic University and has since become a software developer with a passion for creating beautiful websites and applications. He is interested in taking on challenging and innovative projects. In his free time, Maksim enjoys snowboarding and exploring new trails on the slopes.

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Milen Pivchev

Software Engineer
Clients Team | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Milen completed his degree in Information and Communication Technology in Denmark. He has worked in Android development as well as in iOS development and enjoys gaming, books and tech. He would love to learn archery some day.

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Andrey Borysenko

Software Engineer
Integrations Team | Lives in Odessa, Ukraine

Andrey is a software engineering student and into web development. He has contributed to Nextcloud as an open-source apps developer. Andrey enjoys learning and testing basics of different popular technologies and frameworks, and is interested in bots development.

Salim Belakkaf

Software Engineering intern
Office Team | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Salim is passionate about web development and the intricacies of scalable server architectures. He likes crafting seamless online experiences and hitting the soccer field with friends. And he loves dedicating his vacations to other sports like surfing and snowboarding.

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Kate Döen

Software Engineering working student
Integrations Team | Lives in Aachen, Germany

Kate works on documenting the OCS APIs as well as automating documentation tasks to make the documentation machine and human readable. She studies Applied Geography at RWTH Aachen and develops her own Nextcloud client in her free time.

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Marcel Müller

Software Engineer
Talk Team | Lives near Marburg, Germany

Marcel has a Master’s degree in Computer Sciences from the University of Marburg. Open source has always been close to Marcels heart and he has been contributing to the iOS app of Nextcloud Talk for a few years before joining Nextcloud and becoming a member of the talk team.

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Alper Öztürk

Software Engineer
Clients team | Lives in Belgrade Serbia

Alper holds a bachelor's degree in software engineering and has loved computers and video games since early childhood. He has worked in mobile application development for Android and iOS since 2018 and is interested in philosophy and psychology. Outside of work, he finds fulfillment in boxing and hiking.

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Dorra Jaouad

Software Engineer
Talk Team | Lives in Debrecen, Hungary

Dorra studies Business Informatics Engineering at the University of Debrecen in Hungary. She believes in the transformative power of visually appealing and sustainable user interfaces as well as the importance of community and collaboration. She also enjoys helping the community and contributing to open-source projects.

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Fon Emmanuel Noel Nfebe

Software Engineer
Files Team | Lives in Limbe, Cameroon

Fon holds a master's degree in software engineering & computing and with over 5 years of experience in the field, he is capable of tackling a wide range of programming challenges. Apart from open source, he has a passion for creating things with technology and an interest in governance, advocacy as well as innovation. During his leisure time Fon enjoys outskirts driving, playing the piano and debating.

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Tom Schwarz

Software Engineer
Android Client | Lives in Leipzig, Germany

Tom is studying computer sciences in Leipzig and is a convinced Linux user as well as a FOSS enthusiast. In his spare time Tom enjoys experimenting with self-hosting software and running a small homelab.

Benjamin Gaussorgues

Software Engineer
Files Team | Lives in Montpellier, France

Benjamin has a computer science master's degree and embodies a unique blend of system engineering and development. He is passionate about optimization, security, and advocating for greener IT practices. Benjamin values privacy and decentralization, recognizing their significance in shaping a better technological landscape.

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Sowjanya Kota

Software Engineer
Talk Team | Lives in Berlin, Germany

Sowjanya is an Android Engineer, adept at problem-solving and dedicated to implementing clean code principles into her work. She is enthusiastic about Jetpack compose, a declarative UI toolkit for Android. She really likes continuously learning about the latest in Android development. Outside of work, she finds joy in music and hiking.

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Anupam Kumar

Software Engineer
Integrations Team | Lives in Ranchi, India

Anupam is a software engineer with experience in web development and developing GNOME apps. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani and in his free time he likes playing with microelectronics and modifying software.

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Florian Klinger

Software Engineer
Integrations Team | Lives in Nürnberg, Germany

Florian is an experienced DevOps Engineer with expertise in Linux, Docker microservices and server infrastructure. He is proficient in deployment processes, frontend, backend as well as in virtualization. Florian's understanding of AI and object recognition and his technical acumen are a great fit for our integrations team. He enjoys travelling, music, soccer, and learning about the latest advancements in computer technologies.

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Jonas Mayer

Software Engineer
Clients Team | Lives in Überlingen, Germany

Jonas is a robotics & Linux enthusiast who is really into building smart machines. When Jonas is not working on our Clients Team, he works at the Student Research Centre, bringing technical innovation into his exciting projects and bridging theory and practice. After all, the best lessons in life often come from hands-on experience.

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Eduardo Morales

Software Engineer
Files Team | Lives in Chicago, USA

Eduardo is a dedicated student at the University of Illinois who loves exploring both frontend and backend technologies. He is particularly interested in DevOps to ensure seamless development and deployment processes. Beyond the world of coding, Eduardo enjoys an active lifestyle and spends as much time as possible in nature and with his seven delightful cats.

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Grigory Vodyanov

Software Engineer
Groupware | Lives in Padua, Italy

Grigory is a Physics enthusiast with a national award in experimental physics from the European Science Olympics. He loves ERP development as well as developing school communication software and is experienced in cross-platform app development with Flutter. Grigory also enjoys customizing Linux environments and scripting for that personalized touch. He is a great match for our team, because he turns ideas into reality!

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